Recently i picked up a D8 after watching it closely on a local classified ad for some time. I was initially interested in this for it's tripod only, a golden, which is a very good tripod . Well built, solid sturdy...
After getting this home (cheap) , I decided this would be a good scope for outreach/public events and not worry if something happened to it. The condition I would place this D8 as excellent, no dings, scuffs , or scratches ... The primary is clean and fungus free. Secondary ditto . Mount movement is smooth and focus easy in/out .
I set this up and spotted to a cell tower 5miles away threw in a plossel 20mm and found the image very acceptable. Though the finderscope a bit lacking...going to a 12mm eyepiece the image a bit fuzzy as I expected. comparing to my C8 made around the same time . Yes I know it's not a super performer , and the brand has had problems , it reputation not the best.
It is a good looking scope and as the weather gets better I will learn more as I take it out.
Stevegeo area 3751 otisco lake NY